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Airs at: Tue, 10/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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A weekly one-hour progressive radio show featuring lectures & interviews with progressive thinkers.

Every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
Our program is carried by over 125 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. It is produced by David Barsamian in Boulder, Colorado.
Alternative Radio is sustained by donations and by your purchases of season subscriptions, recordings and transcripts. You can make a donation, including a recurring amount charged to your credit card each month, from our donations page.
Because Alternative Radio is a syndicated program, we don't have the permissions from them to post their audio files or transcripts. If you go to the Alternative Radio website, you can download their interviews and lectures for a very low price, and help support their work.

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David Korten - "Our Planetary Existential Crisis"

Airs at: Tue, 09/20/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Our planet and humankind are in danger. The warnings coming from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres could not be more unambiguous. He says we are heading towards an unlivable world. We are on a fast track to climate disaster. Major cities under water. Unprecedented he... Read more

Alternative Radio on 09/13/22

Airs at: Tue, 09/13/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Henry Giroux: The Attack on Public Education

Airs at: Tue, 09/06/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  These are difficult times for public education. It is under political attack by what noted educator and scholar Henry Giroux calls the apostles of authoritarianism. Professor Giroux says, Public schools, more than ever, are subject to the toxic forces of privatization an... Read more

Alternative Radio on 08/30/22

Airs at: Tue, 08/30/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Howard Zinn - "Three Holy Wars"

Airs at: Tue, 08/30/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The conventional view of U.S. wars follows a formulaic line: We are innocent victims of unprovoked attacks. The sleeping giant wakes and reluctantly goes to fight. All military action is imbued with benevolent intentions: human rights, democracy, and liberty. There are p... Read more

Howard Zinn on American Exceptionalism

Airs at: Tue, 08/23/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In classic imperialist style, the U.S. exempts itself from the standards that it applies to others. This is a fundamental tenet of American exceptionalism. International law? Only for designated enemies, not for Washington and its vassals. Obey the master or face the con... Read more

Noam Chomsky - Chronicles of Dissent

Airs at: Tue, 08/16/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. King memorably said: "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly". Our present precarious circumstances make Dr. Kings words ab... Read more

Alternative Radio

Airs at: Tue, 08/09/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Congress shall make no lawabridging freedom of speech. There it is. Plain and simple. The First Amendment to the Constitution. But since 9/11 that amendment has been under sustained attack. Whistleblowers John Kiriakou, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, an... Read more

Alternative Radio on 08/02/22

Airs at: Tue, 08/02/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Alternative Radio on 07/26/22

Airs at: Tue, 07/26/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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